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Associate Director, Global Supply Chain Planning- ICTx - Coronary Therapies

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Additional Location(s):  N/A

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.                

Associate Director, Global Supply Chain Planning- ICTx – Coronary Therapies 

About the Role: 

At Boston Scientific, our vision is to create an inclusive culture that is passionate about attracting, developing, and retaining the best team to deliver innovative medical solutions. We believe in embracing our increasingly multicultural world and providing an inclusive environment where differences are valued and contribute to a greater good. 

The Associate Director, Global Supply Chain Planning is responsible for worldwide supply chain and inventory performance for their division. The Associate Director, Global Supply Chain Planning not only synchronizes end to end supply chain stakeholder with the goal of meeting business objectives, but also identifies new opportunities for supply chain performance improvements and determines the supply chain strategies which will result in world-class supply chain performance. 

Your Responsibilities Include: 

  • Orchestrate the monthly SI&OP process for ensuring correct planning and coordination through all five phases of the process. 

  • Act as key member of ICTx - CT business unit leadership teams responsible for service level, inventory levels, and overall coordination of supply chain. 

  • Provide support and leadership on our End-to-End Supply Chain Improvement strategy including improving our collaboration across BSC as well as strategies to improve our planning capabilities including advanced analytics, supply chain visibility, and autonomous planning. 

  • Provide strategic leadership and work direction to Global Supply Chain Managers, Supply Chain Planners, and Analysts. 

  • Manage inventory to an optimum level ensuring profitable revenue capture and growth for the business without service level interruptions. 

  • Monitor performance across the supply chain from supply side manufacturing and finished device suppliers through distribution channels to customers and address opportunities for improvement. 

  • Achieve divisional Performance Metric goals/objectives (Service Level, Backorders, Forecast Accuracy and Bias, Days Inventory on Hand, FG Scrap, EE&O) 

  • Understand and support regional supply chain strategy development and execution ensuring regional growth opportunities are fully supported. 

  • Also, as part of the divisional leadership member active in new product development, ensure supply chain representation on new product development teams and ensure inventory builds are appropriate given the launch assumptions and risks. Define pre-launch inventory objectives by region as well as the regional launch sequencing. Communicate launch strategy to supply chain community. 

  • Challenge the organization to strive for continuous improvement including cross functional work on Value Improvement Projects. 

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and have the courage and tenacity to drive actions that deliver results. Think systematically and drive a positive culture within the systems we use to run the business.  

  • Support adoption and execution of active product portfolio management delivering a robust process and reduced supply chain complexity. 

  • Understand and support the group in managing regulatory environment and implications on supply chain strategy and execution.  

  • Fully support BSC Quality Objectives 

  • Monitor supply chain performance (i.e., physical flow, allocation, master data, and intervene as required to ensure optimal performance).

Management Requirements: 

  • Shape and define a positive workplace culture that reflects BSC’s core behaviors within the broader team.   

  • Foster a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives. 

  • Will lead a group or team of employees in the achievement of organizational goals. Guide, coach, direct, and develop direct reports, and if applicable, drive those practices throughout their organization. 

  • May direct and control the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups, projects/programs and/or operations. 

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g., federal/country, and regulatory requirements). 

What We’re Looking For: 
Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, Business or Engineering. 

  • Ten plus years of Supply Chain and/or Materials Management experience with at least five years in manager role. 

  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience leading and developing team members. 

  • Solid grasp of the medical device industry with a working knowledge of quality systems and regulatory environment. 

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to successfully interact at all levels of the organization. 

  • Excellent facilitation/communication skills. 

  • Self-motivated, independent worker 

  • Direct experience in a global business. 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering. 

  • Experience utilizing SAP and Advanced Planning systems. 

  • APICS certifications a plus 


Requisition ID: 585660

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a prohibited substance free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

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